A Brooklyn Park woman's dog was found Saturday morning chewing on a human foot that had been unearthed accidentally from a neighboring cemetery.
Police say Margie Lee, of the 300 block of Cedar Hill Lane, found her dog, chewing on the right foot at 9:45 a.m.
Police say the foot had been inadvertently exhumed from the MountCalvary Cemetery, several hundred feet from the Lee home.
A backhoe operator digging a new grave exhumed the foot from a neighboring plot, police say. The State Medical Examiner's Office in Baltimore says the foot had been embalmed. The foot will be returned to the grave,officials said.
TAXI DRIVER ROBBED 5 BY ARMED PASSENGER
A taxi driver was robbed Sunday night by a man who threatened him with a gun after the driver had taken him from Pioneer City to Glen Burnie.
Police say Henry Medeiros, 55, of the Odenton-based AA Taxi Service, picked up a man at 10:15 p.m. from the Pioneer Food Mart, on Pioneer Drive and Reece Road in Severn.
After arriving at the 400 block of Glen Mar Road in Glen Burnie, the man placed a handgun against the driver's neck and began choking him, police said.
A police report says the man escaped with $87. The robber is described as a black male in his late 20s to early 30s, 6 feet 1 inches tall, with a medium build with several days' growth of beard. He was wearing a red ball cap, blue shorts and sneakers and ran with a limp.
SEVERN MAN CHARGED WITHCHILD ABUSE
A 40-year-old Severn man was charged Saturday with hitting his 13-year-old son with a wooden pole.
Robert Miguel Olva, of the 1800 block Village Square Court, Severn, was charged with child abuse. Police say they went to his home at about 8:30 a.m. in response to complaints that a child was being hit.
Police say Olva hit the boy with a 2-foot piece of wood and his hands. The boy was treated at North Arundel Hospital for bumps and bruises and released.
TEEN CHARGED IN CROSS-BURNING
A 16-year-old boy has been charged in a warrant with burning a cross Sunday in a Glen Burnie woman's front yard.
Police say the boy was seen running down the road by neighbors,who reported hearing a noise and then seeing the cross on fire in front of the house in the unit block of Highland road.
Firefighters from the Marley Station Fire Department put out the fire, which was on a wood cross 7 feet tall and 2 feet wide. Police say some kind of flammable liquid had been poured on the cross and some grass in the yard was scorched.
The house's owner, Patricia Helen Baluciak, was asleep when the fire started and didn't wake up until police came to her door.
The 40-year-old woman told police she was a Catholic of Ukrainian descent and has had no problems with anyone in the neighborhood.
Police said the boy, who lives in Glen Burnie, will be investigated to see if he belongs to any hate groups. He was charged as a juvenile with arson of a religious symbol.
CEMETERY TRYST ENDS IN TIREIRON ASSAULT
A 21-year-old Baltimore woman told police she was assaulted with a tire iron Saturday morning after having sex with a manin a cemetery in Glen Burnie or Brooklyn Park.
The woman, of the 2200 block of Wilkens Avenue, told police she went to the Stock Market Bar on Hanover Street in Baltimore when she and the man went to thecemetery.
The woman told police she and the man had sex before the man hit her with his fists and a tire iron.
She was treated for injuries to her neck, back and chest at Harbor Hospital after two women picked her up on Route 2.